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Feb 18, 2008 01:28 PM

Gluten-Free Bagels ... online source?

I'd like to bring a friend some gluten-free bagels when I go and visit.

Is there a good online source that someone can recommend?

Did a search and came up with this

Google also provided some links, but I'd appreciate hearing from any experiences that Chowhounds may have had, either personally or not.


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  1. I can't attest to these personally but I do know people that have ordered from here for special occassions and have given positive reviews. Definitely doesn't look too affordable but i have no measure of comparision

    1. Is a gluten-free bagel still a bagel? or is it just some cheap (but expensive) imitation trying to make itself look like a bagel?
      Why not bring something nice that's naturally gluten-free?

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      1. re: ChefDude

        When the recipient in question specifically asks for bagels ... you have little choice.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Understood. And good luck with that. What's your friend's issue with gluten?

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Sucks for your friend.
              But part of every bagel is gluten free - the hole!

              1. re: ipsedixit

       major problem with ordering gluten-free baked goods long distance is that they're always shipped frozen. so even products that may be decent when fresh lose some quality in transit.

                the sensitive baker in culver city does GF bagels - at least that's a local place where you can pick up fresh as opposed to frozen. however, i can't vouch for the quality. i've only ever tried the breadsticks & muffins, neither of which were all that impressive. but other people seem to like their stuff, so maybe the bagels will be okay.

                you're a good friend to do this.

        2. Do you have a Henry's or Wholefoods grocery store by you? Maybe they have some there and you can ship it? I know you cant order it online but if i'm in the store I will check it out!

          1. are you visiting somewhere near enough to LA that you could pick some up from here? i know there are GF bagels at the Lo-Carb U Mart on Melrose just east of Vine/Rossmore...

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            1. re: Emme

              I could probably pick some up from LA ... but are they any good at Lo-Carb U Mart?

              1. re: ipsedixit

                If she is recommending it then they probably ok. Dont take it the wrong way, but they are imitation bagels, they can only be so close to the real thing.

                1. re: jroxybabe19

                  they're "gluten free" but for those of us with adjusted taste buds they're a decent substitute... when you know you're not eating the real thing, your expectations have to shift a bit...

            2. makes all sorts of gluten-free items including bagels that can be ordered online. Not sure about the taste though, sorry. I've only tried some of their muffins and cookies.

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              1. re: anonymoose

                i tried one bite of a kinnickinnick hamburger bun and immediately threw the entire bag into the trash. i don't imagine their bagels are a much more successful endeavor.

                if you absolutely must buy the packaged frozen stuff, the ones from enjoy life foods are probably the least offensive...WFM, wild oats, rainbow natural foods [and i think erewhon] all carry them.